Trainer TAG TEAMS, Mega Lopunny & Jigglypuff-GX, Volcarona-GX from SM12!

Now that Worlds is over, Pokemon has revealed several cards from SM12 Alter Genesis! The set will release in Japan on September 5th.

Thanks goes to Arantxa T. and Jake C. for the translations!

Update: Updated the translation for Volcarona’s GX attack!

Volcarona-GX – Fire – HP210
Stage 1 – Evolves from Mothra

Ability: Scorching Bomb
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard a [R] Energy from your hand. If you do, put 2 damage counters on 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon.

[R][R][C] Backfire: 160 damage. Return 2 [R] Energy from this Pokemon to your hand.

[R] Great Heatwave GX: Discard an Energy from each of your opponent’s Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Lunala – Psychic – HP160
Stage 2 – Evolves from Cosmoem

Ability: Lunar Ring
Once during your turn (before your attack), if you have Solgaleo in play, you may search your deck for up to 2 Energy cards and attach them to your Solgaleo and Lunala in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

[P][P][C] Lunar Blast: 130 damage.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2


Armaldo – Fighting – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Anorith

[C][C] Ancient Blast: 20+ damage. This attack does 50 more damage for each Unidentified Fossil in your discard pile.

[F][C][C] Mach Claw: 100 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Resistance.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Mawile – Metal – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[C] Dual Call: Search your deck for up to 2 TAG TEAM cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C] Dark Clamp: 20 damage. The Defending Pokemon can’t retreat during your opponent’s next turn.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Psychic (-20)
Retreat: 1


Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX – Dragon – HP280
Basic Pokemon (TAG TEAM)

[W][M][C] Ultimate Ray: 150 damage. Search your deck for up to 3 basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

[M]+ Altered Creation GX: For the rest of this game, your Pokemon attacks do 30 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance). If this Pokemon has at least 1 extra [W] Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), when your opponent’s Active Pokemon is Knocked Out by damage from those attacks, take 1 more Prize card. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX – Dragon – HP280
Basic Pokemon (TAG TEAM) (Ultra Beast)

Ability: Gluttony
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may discard a Pokemon from your hand. If you do, heal 60 damage from this Pokemon.

[P][D][C] Jet Pierce: 180 damage.

[C]+ Chaos Order GX: Flip over your Prize cards (they remain face-up for the rest of the game). If this Pokemon has at least 1 extra [P] and 1 extra [D] attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), take 2 Prize cards. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Drampa – Dragon – HP120
Basic Pokemon

[C] Dragon Claw: 20 damage.

[C][C][C] Dragon Fan: 70+ damage. If this Pokemon has at least 2 different types of basic Energy attached to it, this does 70 more damage.

Weakness: Fairy (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Mega Lopunny & Jigglypuff-GX – Colorless – HP240
Basic Pokemon (TAG TEAM)

[C][C][C] Jumping Balloon: 60+ damage. This attack does 60 more damage for each of your opponent’s Pokemon-EX and Pokemon-GX.

[C]+ Puff Smasher GX: Your opponent’s Active Pokemon is now Asleep. If this Pokemon has at least 4 extra Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), this attack does 200 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.) (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When your TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 3 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Tag Whistle – Trainer
Item

Search your deck for up to 2 TAG TEAM cards and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Island Challenge Amulet – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

The max HP of the Pokemon-GX or Pokemon-EX this card is attached to is reduced by 100. If this Pokemon is Knocked Out by damage from the attacks of your opponent’s Pokemon, they take 1 less Prize card.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Beastite – Trainer
Item

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

The attacks of the Ultra Beast this card is attached to do 10 more damage for each Prize card you’ve taken to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Cynthia & Caitlin – Trainer
Supporter (TAG TEAM)

Put a Supporter card from your discard pile into your hand (excluding any Cynthia & Caitlin or cards discarded by this card).

Additionally, you may discard 1 card from your hand. If you do, draw 3 cards.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Red & Blue – Trainer
Supporter (TAG TEAM)

Search your deck for an Evolution Pokemon-GX that evolves from 1 of your Pokemon in play and put it on that Pokemon to evolve it. Then, shuffle your deck. (You can’t use this card during your first turn or on a Pokemon that was put into play this turn.)

Additionally, you may discard 2 cards from your hand. If you do, search your deck for 2 basic Energy cards and attach them to the Pokemon you evolved.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Cherish Ball – Trainer
Item

Search your deck for a Pokemon-GX, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

Like Mega Sableye, this will be the first time Mega Lopunny is getting a card. It missed the boat during the XY era.

An Alolan Ninetales promo will be given out to those who purchase a booster box of the set:

Alolan Ninetales – Fairy – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Alolan Vulpix

[.] Dust Blow: 10x damage. This attack does 10 damage for each Pokemon Tool card in your discard pile.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 1

As usual, a special package will be released at Pokemon Center stores containing two booster boxes of SM12. The package will also include a pack of card sleeves and a deck box, both featuring Cynthia and Caitlin.

 

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  1. TatsuyaOrimuta Aspiring Trainer
    TatsuyaOrimuta

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    OH MY GOD YES YES YES
     
  2. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
    ronangorski

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    I have no clue about what Volcarona will do but I just want it so badly +_+
     
  3. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
    ronangorski

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    Aaaaand a new drampa for my drampa collection yay!
     
  4. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Mega Lopunny yaaaas

    Armaldo yaaaas
     
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  5. GalaxyNinja45 Aspiring Trainer
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    HIPPIE DRAGON POGCHAMP
    Also the Cynthia & Caitlyn is completely out of left field, can't wait to see what it does
    Volcarona GX looks edgy as heck
     
  6. CxEriK Aspiring Trainer
    CxEriK

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    that whistle seems tricky..
     
  7. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    Tag Team trainer art is sooooo lazy. Like, "copy-paste in MS-Paint" lazy.
     
  8. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon

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    That Lunala is equal parts the most beautiful and sinister card art I’ve ever seen.
     
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  9. AshCo Payne-ful
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    Volcarona?! Nice! One of the best Gen 5's finally got something good! Mega Lopunny is cool too (even though lowkey, more excited for the Puff over Lopunny itself). I'm excited to see the tag team trainer full arts though. Those could end up being good.

    EDIT: Lopunny+Puff could be good in Archie's Blastoise possibly?? Interested to see where this card goes.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
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  10. Nyora Ticked Off ^^
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    but the full arts are gonna be great owo
     
  11. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Drampa: 67
    First Colorless card in the set: 73

    Looking almost certain that the Jangmo-o line is gonna be in this set, with two Jangmo-o cards because it's a three-stage evolution line as per tradition in the main SM sets. The only other Dragon Pokemon after Drampa in the National Dex are Guzzlord and Naganadel.
     
  12. AshCo Payne-ful
    AshCo

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    Also a cool thing to note-

    With this, the Igglybuff Tag Team and the Wigglytuff GX, we now have the entire Puff line available in GX form. I might be biased since I main Puff in Melee (I know, sue me) and I love the Pokemon, but that's pretty cool if you ask me.
     
  13. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB
    Frost

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    Another observation: Armaldo's presence mean it's extremely likely we'll get Lileep and Cradily for the first time since Plasma Blast. They've yet to have just one fossil line in a set in Gen 7.

    Ultra Prism: Cranidos and Shieldon
    Forbidden Light: Amaura and Tyrunt
    Team Up: Aerodactyl, Kabuto and Omanyte
    Unified Minds: Archen and Tirtouga
    Cosmic Eclipse: Anorith (so far)
     
  14. kingofgloom Aspiring Trainer
    kingofgloom

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    Volcarona's ability may be: discard a fire energy from your hand, place 2 damage counters on one of your opponent's pokemon

    Attack: Return 2 fire energy from this pokemon to your hand
     
  15. Zero Umbreon Pyromaniacal sorcerer
    Zero Umbreon

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    If you reduce a Pokémon’s HP below 0 with Island Tour License, it would knock them out, right?
     
  16. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    9 Tag Team GXs in COE
    • Venusaur & Snivy
    • Charizard & Braixen
    • Blastoise & Piplup
    • Solgaleo & Lunala
    • Reshiram & Zekrom
    • Arceus & Dialga & Palkia
    • Togepi & Cleffa & Igglybuff
    • Mega Lopunny & Jigglypuff
    • Dusknoir & Trevenant??
    7 GXs
    • Alolan Persian
    • Vileplume
    • Silvally
    • Volcarona
    • ???
    • ???
    • ???
     
  17. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    Trivia on why Cynthia & Caitlin

    Back on the BW anime aka the Worst Pokemon Series in the anime, there was a competition in Unova where Ash and Friends were competing. In that arc, we see the return of Dawn and her Piplup and the debut of Cameron who smacks Ash in the Unova League. One of the battles in the tournament was Cynthia vs Caitlin. And as a Sidenote, Cynthia and Caitlin were from Sinnoh
     
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  18. arulz THE SEEKER
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    that volcarona is the coolest looking card I have seen...perhaps ever. Amazing. One of my favourite pokemon finally done justice~

    if it is playable, it will just be the absolute icing on the cake.
     
  19. Xochitlwaki Aspiring Trainer
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    That Alolan Ninetales promo omo. I need it. I wish Armaldo was better, but here's hoping for Cradily (if it comes)!
     
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  20. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
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    Those tag team trainers arts are so lazy, in the name of God, WHY.

    I could have used them in my decks but I won't bother because I will have to see this Photoshop abomination -no, not even that, Paint abomination- every time I play them.

    I pray the playable ones get a cool FA version. They are the ugliest cards I have ever seen.
     
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  21. Timmony_tcg Aspiring Trainer
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    The ninth Tag Team for Cosmic Eclipse should be Naganadel & Guzzlord. My current list is assuming that the Carracosta-GX gym promo will be in our set as well, so that would leave two unknown regular GXs
     
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